Skip to main content

Ireland's Shaksperiana [manuscript] / 1796

Item Preview

texts
Ireland's Shaksperiana [manuscript] / 1796


Published 1796
SHOW MORE


Holograph, signed

Title from cover page

A bound collection of forged signatures and documents, purported to be in the hand of William Shakespeare, along with one letter, also forged, purporting to be from Queen Elizabeth I. The forgeries, in this case, were executed by William Henry Ireland who, at age 17, produced what he claimed to be a series of original Shakespeare autographs and documents, as well as an entire "lost" play called Vortigern and Rowena. The forgeries in this volume are Ireland's own copies of the ones he originally produced, and were executed after his fraud was exposed. All are signed by Ireland on the leaves to which they are mounted. A letter from Ireland addressed to a "Mr. Herring" is tipped in at the front of this volume

Bound in full, black, straight-grained morocco panelled in gilt. The armorial bookplate of Edward Astle is present on the front pastedown, and that of the Barton Library on the back. A dealer's description is tipped in at front

Boston Public Library. Barton collection catalogue


Pages 88
Language English
Call number BRLL
Digitizing sponsor Associates of the Boston Public Library
Book contributor Boston Public Library
Collection bplsctpbs; bostonpubliclibrary; americana
Notes no copyright or contents pages.

Full catalog record MARCXML

comment
Reviews

There are no reviews yet. Be the first one to write a review.
SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata)
eye
Title
Date Archived
Creator
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835; Goddard, Thomas, active 18th century-19th century, bookseller; Caley, John, 1763-1834, former owner; Jones, John, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Ellerton and Byworth, printer
texts
eye 14
favorite 0
comment 0
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835; Goddard, Thomas, active 18th century-19th century, bookseller; Caley, John, 1763-1834, former owner; Jones, John, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Ellerton and Byworth, printer
texts
eye 13
favorite 0
comment 0
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835; Ireland, Samuel, -1800, editor; Egerton, Thomas (Bookseller), bookseller; Robson, James, 1733-1806, bookseller; Faulder, Robert, 1747 or 1748-1815, bookseller; Sael, George, 1760 or 1761-1799, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; B. and J. White, bookseller; Leigh and Sotheby, bookseller; Cooper and Graham, bookseller
texts
eye 35
favorite 1
comment 0
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835; Faulder, Robert, 1747 or 1748-1815, bookseller; Egerton, Thomas (Bookseller); Payne, Thomas, 1719-1799, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; B. and J. White, bookseller
texts
eye 16
favorite 0
comment 0
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
texts
eye 23
favorite 0
comment 0
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
texts
eye 16
favorite 0
comment 0
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835; Faulder, Robert, 1747 or 1748-1815, bookseller; Egerton, Thomas (Bookseller); Payne, Thomas, 1719-1799, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; B. and J. White, bookseller
texts
eye 27
favorite 0
comment 0
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
texts
eye 17
favorite 0
comment 0
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Chalmers, George, 1742-1825; Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835, correspondent; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
texts
eye 12
favorite 0
comment 0
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Ireland, Samuel, -1800; Faulder, Robert, 1747 or 1748-1815, publisher; Robson, James, 1733-1806, publisher; Egerton, Thomas (Bookseller), publisher; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; B. and J. White, publisher
texts
eye 26
favorite 0
comment 0